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So this is my third time trying too quite again
I lasted 6 months the first time and I really want too boot the habit. Just looking for some tips an tricks on how too beat it
Hi, everyone! - Percy checking in...
Well, I've had a mixed sort of week.
Firstly, I haven't toyed with the idea of a cigarette at all - not once. I believe this is entirely down to the Allen Carr book, which I have taken everywhere with me. If I have a spare five minutes, I read from this book. In fact, reading the book has taken the place of smoking itself - I curl up in a chair for t...
Hi everyone, still not sure how to navigate this site, however I’m on day 11 still determined and challenged having issues with breathing and I think I’m mourning the cigarette but getting better slowly. I’m hope you are doing well. I have received emails and I thank you all but I don’t how to respond. Thank you again my friends
PS hanging in there 🙏
its my 484th day today as smoke free. no regrets. i came back to say thank you to those people who also quit smoking before me and who has posted their quit experiences . you've help me a lot . i've reached this far , because your tips and stories were all motivating. to those who just joined here and who just started to quit, you can all make it too. NO TO ONE PUFF.
Hi I've just joined this has been day 1 for me I have help im using the patches. Have found it hard today but really want to do this. Have tried to keep myself busy all day ,which I think has helped....but omg its hard . Roll on day 2 I have 🙂
FIRST: Although it is a minor milestone for me, I really only want to post to tell you how THANKFUL I am to be part of this community. I have read hours of posts and have even used the search tool on this site. I pretty much get a "dose" of encouragement from this community on a daily basis.
==> For those members in this group that are ex-smokers for a period of time: I'm n...
Hi all I hope you are all doing well, it’s been a while since I’ve logged on and chatted,on August the 2nd I reached my year first year of quitting smoking,and I haven’t touched one or even came close to doing it through my year,it’s been a tough old ride too through the year,with lockdown,covid,God how sick am I of hearing that word lol,but I thought I’d share a post with you all,and maybe will ...
Dear Friends ,
Today I am returning back to this forum after quite a while. Always thought I would come back and pen down my thoughts but finally its happening today !!
So , next month i am completed my 3rd Anniversary of being non smoker. This has been an emotional journey for me because smoke was an integral part of my life. I shared my joy, hope, stress, happiness, sorrow, loneliness as we...
I've already slipped up day 1...🤭
Yet I am sticking this out 🌻
I've got lots of tips and tricks and strategies from following others stories and I feel confident 💖
I am so very grateful to be 11 weeks smoke free. Nope not one single puff 🙌🙏❤️
I have one more month to go before it's an entire year of not smoking. I hardly remember about smoking now. Life has completely changed. I can sleep better, I enjoy my early morning walks, I am better at my work as I don't have to take constant breaks., I am not embarrassed anymore to go too close to anyone thinking I will smell smoke. Truly life is much better without smoking cigarettes. I am t...
Hello team Quit,
It has been 7 months and I have saved over $5,000. I don’t dream I have smoked anymore, it is a nice change.
One thing I have been consistently concerned about is complacency and I think it has reared a few times. My husband still smokes, sometimes I think, god I’ll just have a drink and a smoke. I haven’t drunk alcohol for as long as I haven’t smoked, and I am sure my bo...
Hey Quitfam just dropping in to share a quick update. Going strong, I feel proud and peaceful for this jouney. Headaches have passed now, but unfortunately the insomnia and sometimes bizarre dreams havent yet. I am aware that its probably my brain on hyper alert as my body adjusts to the changes. I'm also aware that this phase will pass too. Today Ive cut down from 4mg lozenges to 2mg. Hope every...
The last two days have been pretty horrible.
I logged on here yesterday and was going to write about my body screaming for nicotine but as I wrote, I wondered...is that REALLY the problem?
It dawned on me that I have never handled any situation in my adult life (good or bad) without cigarettes. Does that mean my capacity to control myself emotionally is still at a 15 year old's stage of dev...
Its the beginning of a new chapter.
I see it's been very quiet today. Not surprising since we have had a fair number of new starters join us. We know,, and respect that it takes time to get your bearings and to readjust to a new way of living.
Last Wednesday, I visited my sister and brought home two vulnerable kittens. They did not ask for change. Momma abandoned them and we guess them to ...
Just read a message from you saying you were struggling a bit with posting on this site.
When you log on, look along the big blue bar at the top of the page...third title along should say MY QUIT PLAN.
Click on MY QUIT PLAN.
In the centre you'll see a large orange square with SHARE MY STORY written in it - click on that.
You'll then have some drop-down menu boxes.
Hi all this morning was my last day on Champix and now 105 days smoke free. Keen to hear how others felt when they finished the program, I had seriously disturbed dreams so am looking forward to peaceful nights, does anyone have any comments on any side effects of stopping immediately? Thanks everyone
92 days of freedom!
I have to admit it has been hard and I still feel strong cravings although they are not frequent. The first 3 weeks are the worst and gradually have gotten better. Just in the last few weeks I started to feel somewhat normal, not having feelings of anxiety, loss, just general blahs.
It really helps reading everyone's journey. We may have differing days but the ultim...
I've had two very tranquil days - no pangs...or frantic peppermint chewing...or clenched fists and gritted teeth...no need to nibble my way through a packet of dry crackers when I've sat in front of the computer...in fact, I was relaxed enough last night to read a novel in bed - I left my Guru, Allen Carr on the shelf for the first time since my quit date.
I had a treat day on Saturday and wen...
I would like to thank all those people that have sent emails of encouragement they mean so much that I can share this journey with others who understand. I’m determined to give it my best, I have failed three time before but I can’t think of that if I’m to succeed, however it does play with your mind. I thank you again for reaching out to me I feel like I’m not alone in this.
This smoke free life is amazing. No longer shackled to the cigarette companies paying for there mansions, holidays,children's education with not only my hard earned money but also my health. Those around me were also paying a price for my smoking. No longer because I am now living a life free of such shackles. I am free free free ❤️🙏😊
As I unwrap the 4th week dose of Champix - i feel so proud that today I have completed 3 weeks smoke free. I would say it was not that tough for me - I always thought smoking was my life and I would never be able to quit but these past 3 weeks have been so nice. I did feel a craving here and there sometimes but I managed to stay away. For all those who are in this journey with me - keep tyring an...
So a few days ago I found out I was pregnant. I always thought that the second I found out I would just stop but it’s actually been quiet hard especially the morning time so far I’ve managed to cut down how many I smoke and only have a few puffs and give the rest to my partner to smoke I was wondering anyone has had a similar experience and any advise that is in advanced
Hi all, after getting the biggest buzz from reading Percys fantastic share and the lovely comments by the fellow supporters, just thought id post to say im on track day 18 today. I know im still in quit kindy, early days, I still get headaches and suffering a bit of broken sleep. My cough has disappeared, so that gives me a spring to my step. I feel fortunate that the mere whiff of ciggarette smo...
Today is my first day I’m not sure yet
Yesterday, I discovered my worst smoking trigger...and unfortunately it's a friend of mine.
I hadn't spoken to her for a couple of weeks and our phone calls are rarely shorter than an hour. She's a tobacco smoker - Mrs "I'll just put you on loud speaker while I roll another ciggie, honey" - and my mental association with her phone calls is lighting endless cigarettes and padding out to th...
I was a 30 year smoker smoking around 25-30 a day.Being now in my mid 40's,it was getting time to either quit or be buried by them.
I was not able to go cold turkey,i got very aggressive,irritable,bad shakes,headaches and other problems.
I got the Champix,on the 3rd week,i couldn't stand the smell or taste of a cigarette.
I smoked for the first 2 weeks,then by the 17th day,i was off the smokes...
I am so excited today that I must share I have been experiencing continual anxiety for many many weeks than this morning I wake up and it's finaly over. Two days short of ten weeks smoke free and I'm anxiety free as well. I knew I could come through this anxiety if I just rode it out ( i did have moral support as well as talked to a doctor and prayed) and I also knew no matter how bad it got I wa...
I haven't, at any point this week, thought "I want a cigarette".
I haven't driven at breakneck speed to the nearest 24 Hour petrol station - burst into tears on the forecourt - bought cigarettes - only to hurl the packet in the nearest bin before bawling my eyes out all the way home. (Yes - these are milestones of my previous quits)
I think, for the first time, my mind has fully absorbe...
Yep, I'm still focusing on my journey! I am intimately familiar with "Day 3" as I have seen many "Day 3's", however this "Day 3" I have something I had not had before,... That is the sincere WANT to quit. I think my struggle is not as intense as previous quits.
I'm doing as I expected: irritable, jittery and anxious. Oh, need to mention, somewhat miserable... I'm afraid there's no "easy button...
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